Update August 2012:

We are very happy to announce that the entire Byam Shaw Library collection has been
purchased by the Longplayer Trust, a group that is entrusted with maintaining Longplayer,
Jem Finer's one thousand year long musical composition. This means that the books will
stay together and will be made accessible to the public from late 2013.

At the time of announcing this great news, Longplayer has been playing for
12 years, 220 days, 21 hours, 55 minutes and 20 seconds.

New Location:
Byam Shaw Library
Trinity Buoy Wharf
64 Orchard Place
London E14 0JY
020 7515 7153


Update June 2012:

The Byam Shaw Reading Room is currently closed.
Please come back in a few days for more news.


poster designed by Åbäke

In October 2010, The Byam Shaw Library was due to close. Because of immediate response
by staff and students, the library space stayed open to operate as a self-organised resource.
From October 2011 a co-op is being established to expand the community that maintains
and programmes the reading room.